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Surgical Endoscopy

, Volume 8, Issue 12, pp 1425–1426 | Cite as

Laparoscopic resection of a retroperitoneal cystic lymphangioma

  • E. M. Targarona
  • A. Moral
  • L. Sabater
  • J. Martínez
  • P. Luque
  • M. Trías
Case Reports

Abstract

The success of laparoscopic cholecystectomy has expanded the scope of laparoscopic procedures and resection of retroperitoneal organs and selected cystic intraadominal masses have been performed by minimally invasive surgical techniques. We report the case of a 45-year-old that presented a retroperitoneal cystic lymphangioma that was successfully excised by a laparoscopic approach. Laparoscopic surgical techniques should be considered for treatment of selected cystic lesions of intrabdominal or retroperitoneal origin.

Key words

Cystic lymphangioma Resection Retroperitoneal organ 

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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. M. Targarona
    • 1
  • A. Moral
    • 1
  • L. Sabater
    • 1
  • J. Martínez
    • 1
  • P. Luque
    • 1
  • M. Trías
    • 1
  1. 1.General and Digestive Surgery Service, Hospital ClinicUniversity of BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain

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